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03 Dec 2018
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7th Olympic Summit on 8 December 2018 – Information for the media

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has convened an Olympic Summit on 8 December 2018 in Lausanne.

Discussions will focus on several topics of interest and concern to the Olympic Movement, including: the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration, the Olympic Agenda 2020/New Norm, the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022, ASOIF and AIOWF good governance reports and the Olympism in Action Forum, held in October 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The Olympic Summit will also discuss the progress of the International Testing Agency (ITA), six months into its existence, and will discuss the approach of the Olympic Movement to egames/sports.

The Olympic Summit involves leading representatives of the Olympic Movement. It forms part of the ongoing dialogue and consultation on important issues and subjects of significance for the future of the Olympic Movement.

IOC President

  • Thomas BACH

IOC Vice-Presidents

  • Juan Antonio SAMARANCH

  • Ugur ERDENER

  • Anita L. DEFRANTZ

  • Zaiqing YU

EB Members

  • Kirsty COVENTRY

  • Nenad LALOVIC


 International Federations

  • President of the IAAF, Sebastian COE

  • President of the FIG, Morinari WATANABE

  • President of the ISU, Jan DIJKEMA

  • President of the IIHF, René FASEL

  • The Presidents of FIFA and FINA cannot attend due to important prior commitments in their respective sports.

National Olympic Committees

  • President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, GOU Zhongwen

  • President of the United States Olympic Committee, Lawrence F. PROBST III

  • President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav POZDNYAKOV

Recognised Organisations

  • Acting President of ANOC, Robin MITCHELL

  • President of ASOIF, Francesco RICCI BITTI

  • President of the AIOWF, Gian-Franco KASPER

  • President of the IPC, Andrew PARSONS

  • President of WADA, Craig REEDIE (by phone)

  • Raffaele CHIULLI, GAISF


  • President of ICAS, John COATES

  • Chair of the International Testing Agency, Valérie FOURNEYRON

Date: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time (local time):       Meetings/Events
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.             Olympic Summit (closed to media) 

Media arrangements:
Please note that there will be NO media facilities at the Lausanne Palace Hotel, where the meeting is taking place.
The IOC will issue a press release after the Olympic Summit providing information on the discussions.


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